If you want to hear some twittering as nature intended, you can listen to the birds tweeting on your computer at home or at work. Go to Birdsong Radio, scroll down to choose your media player (Windows, iTunes) and enjoy!
Brecklands Dawn Chorus is available at Amazon.
Check out these smart cats keeping super cool in bathroom sinks. Slideshow at PeoplePets.
Photo: Jennifer Compton
More and more books every day are available in Kindle edition. We love our Kindle 2 and consider it more than worth the investment. To never be without a book to read again--priceless!
Extensive and varied selection of Amazon Hot New Pet Book Releases in our ongoing monthly series.
Small Dog, Big Life: Memoirs of a Furry Genius by Dennis Fried
Genevieve, a brilliant seven-pound papillon who dares to break the canine code of silence, invites you into the inner sanctum of dogdom in this hilarious exposé about what dogs really think of their people. In her bitingly funny memoir, Genevieve reveals canine secrets never before shared with humans while also passing on her devious tricks-of-the-trade to her legions of furry pupils.
Continue reading: "Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon Hot New Releases 5/16/09"
The Cat's Pajamas: 101 of the World's Cutest Cats by Rachael Hale
Rachael Hale, an internationally acclaimed photographer and cat devotee, is adept at capturing the unique charm of every cat she photographs. Along with her gorgeous portraits, the book provides information on each breed, details of temperament, color, and history, as well as fascinating anecdotes.
Do you find those TV ads for pet products intriguing, where you see great stuff such as the Urine Gone! Stain & Odor Remover - As Seen on TV above. For those who don't want to order from the TV, now there is an easier way.
Those "as seen on TV" pet products are available at PetSmart.com, both online and in-store.
Maru, the cat obsessed with boxes, has a new video, The Return of the Box Cat:
April 30, 2009
Fun for the kids! Hotel for Dogs is available on DVD.
The plot line is that a brother and sister, who live with foster parents, hide the dog they don't want their caretakers to know about. It runs away and holes up in an abandoned building which, it turns out, is home to a number of dogs.
April 18, 2009
We've dug up some new super cool pet books recently released:
Traveling with Your Pet, 11th Edition: The AAA Petbook
by AAA Publishing
Updated annually, this handy reference features more than 13,000 hotels and campgrounds in the USA and Canada that accept pets. Get the scoop on pet-friendly hotels and attractions, border crossing procedures, animal clinics, and packing tips.
Tales from a Dog Catcher
by Lisa Duffy-Korpics
Set in a small, Hudson River town north of New York City, the author recalls her experiences in twenty-two real-life stories about the everyday people and animals she encounters as an animal control officer. "A humorous and heartwarming collection about love, laughter, loss, acceptance, and fate, in the world of an animal control officer."
by Liz Palika and Sheri Wachtstetter
Combining informative text with beautiful full-color photographs, this book covers everything you need to know about caring for puppies from birth to age six months. Fun gift!
The Cats' House
by Robert Walker
Bob Walker and his wife, Frances Mooney turned their California home into a feline fantasyland. The author shows us his 9 cats' living space--140 feet of brightly colored aerial walkways, spiral staircases, giant scratching posts, and playful peepholes. Take the tour!
The Joy of Cats
by Celia Haddon
For cat devotees, this popular book attempts to answer why we love our cats so much. In this beautiful anthology, the author shares the writings of cat lovers throughout history, from Herodotus, Darwin and Twain to T.S. Eliot and Edward Lear.
In the Womb: Animals
by Michael Sims
Highlights the path of development and emphasizes the differences--and similarities-- of the bottlenose dolphin, Asian elephant, and golden retriever. First chronicled for the National Geographic Channel special of the same name, where 3-D and 4-D ultrasound was used on animals for the first time on TV.
March 29, 2009
Author Michael Schaffer releases his new book One Nation Under Dog this week. Focused mainly on dogs but for all pet lovers, he provides a fascinating look at America's obsession with its beloved pets as well as our changing attitudes towards our pets over the past decades.
The author contends that the evolution in pet ownership can teach us much about ourselves, "how contemporary pets explain contemporary America". Just a few of the many areas he covers are pampered pets ("our fur babies"), leash laws, dog parks, pet insurance, pet service businesses, veterinary standards, pet law, designer pet food and products, ultimately dealing with the death of a pet and pet bereavement.
Read an excerpt from the book online at The Boston Globe Why we treat our pets like royalty:
Today's pet owners "view their pets as full-fledged members of the family, with regard to which they would no more take lightly any serious cutbacks on spending than they would for their kids," concluded a March market report from the consumer-research group Packaged Facts. A 2001 survey for the American Animal Hospital Association revealed that 83 percent of pet owners call themselves their animal's "mommy" or "daddy."
A book for pet lovers, One Nation Under Dog will educate you, entertain you and touch your heart.
March 28, 2009
One thing we know about our pets is that they leave the world a little grubbier than they found it! Need some tips for keeping your place neat, chic and still pet-friendly?
The newly-released Pretty Pet-Friendly: Easy Ways to Keep Spot's Digs Stylish & Spotless by Julia Szabo will help you create a happy home you can be proud of--a home where you and your pets live together in harmony.
All lifestyles and budgets are considered, as well as issues such as practicality, style, comfort and safety. The book covers all areas of the pet household, from the kitchen to the backyard to the bedroom, floor to ceiling.
March 27, 2009
Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Pets don't like change, and you may be wondering how your newborn will affect your pet.
Help your pet adjust to the big change and play Baby Sounds for Pets ahead of time. Getting your pet used to baby sounds can help relieve pet anxiety, encourage his/her acceptance of the child, and curtail any potential jealous behavior.